National Union of Teachers reports on holiday hunger

20 April 2017

The NUT conducted a survey of its members working in primary schools in March 2017 to seek their experiences of the extent of holiday hunger among their pupils and how this was impacting on children’s education, health and wellbeing. Over 600 primary members responded to the survey.

Key findings include:

  • Over half (51%) of respondents said that pupils at their school were affected by holiday hunger. Almost two-fifths (39%) of these said it was affecting more than a quarter of pupils in their school, with 12% saying half or more of their pupils experienced holiday hunger.
  • Holiday hunger is a growing problem. 80% of survey respondents who said that pupils in their school were affected by holiday hunger reported that the numbers affected had increased over the last two years.

Read the full survey findings


Tom Andrews
Soil Association
07 717 802 188

Victoria Williams
Food Matters
0127 343 1713

Ben Reynolds
0207 065 0902

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
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